LMPD youth academy teaches students what it's like to be an officer

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by Brooke Katz

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 17 at 6:01 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Several high schools students are learning what it takes to be a police officer Monday as they participated in the LMPD Youth Citizens Police Academy.

The academy is designed to expose young adults between the ages of 14 and 17 to the requirements, culture and rewards of a career in law enforcement.

"I want to be a part of this program to get involved in the community because I know we're having a lot of troubles out there," 16-year-old Elizabeth Satterley said.

Like many of the other students in the class, she said she considering a career in law enforcement.

During the week-long course students will tour Metro Corrections, the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, Mounted Patrol and even the K-9 Unit. They'll have a graduation ceremony on Friday.

The next Youth Citizens Police Academy is from July 8 through July 12. There are still spots open.

If you'd like to enroll your child, just email lmpdcpa@louisvilleky.gov or call 502-574-7423.

Click here to download  the application packet.

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